620 Plungers raised $359,000 at the 2018 Corporate Hour Plunge! 

Location and Check In

Not registered online? Walk-up registration will be taken at the Pre-Plunge and Day-Of Check In events.

Plunge Time
Plunge begins at 3:30 p.m.

Plunge Location
Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun (Bde Maka Ska)
Thomas Ave S & W Calhoun Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN
map and directions

Day-Of Plunge Check In
3 – 4 p.m.
Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun (Bde Maka Ska)
Thomas Ave S & W Calhoun Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN
map and directions

What is Corporate Hour?

Looking for an excuse to leave work early AND throw your boss in the lake? Corporate Hour has your company name written all over it.The 3rd annual Corporate Hour is an event exclusive to corporate teams to Plunge at and gives you and your co-workers the opportunity to leave the office a little early and take the Polar Plunge!

All participants will receive their earned incentive levels, free snacks and one free drink ticket.

Want to attend, but don’t want to Plunge? The concert and beer garden is open and free to the public (drinks will be available for purchase on site). Want access to the food and one drink ticket. Purchase tickets here!


Group Challenges

Other Activities

Minneapolis Plunge
Frozen Friday
Cool School Plunge
Law Enforcement Challenge
Executive Challenge
Plunge 5K
Pee Wee Plunge
Super Plunge
Plunge Auction
Freezer Jam


U.S. Bank Polar Plunge Forecast

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Event photos will be posted to our Flickr and Facebook pages as we receive them. We are fortunate to have wonderful volunteer photographers for our events, and it typically takes a few weeks until we receive and post photos so please stay tuned.

Corporate Hour Incentives

Corporate Hour Plunge participants must raise a minimum of $75 to participate in the event and are encouraged to raise additional funds and earn prizes along the way. All participants will receive:

$75 — Long-sleeved shirt
$150 — Long-sleeved shirt and baseball hat
$300 — Long-sleeved shirt and quarter zip
$500 — Long-sleeved shirt and sweatshirt
$750 — Long-sleeved shirt and wind jacket
$1,000 — Long-sleeved shirt and backpack
$1,500 — Long-sleeved shirt and puffer jacket
$3,000 — All incentives!

Time Slots

Teams now have the option to sign up for a Plunge time! If you would like to sign up for a specific time slot, just have your team captain email plunge@somn.org and provide your team name, number of team members and your preferred Plunge time. Times will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. You may also sign up for a Plunge time on the day-of.

Event Schedule

3:30 p.m. – Corporate Team Plunging (end at 5 p.m.)
4 p.m. – Beer garden opens!
Beverages for sale by Surly and Sociable Cider with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Minnesota
4 p.m. – Live music featuring The MTVs and a DJ from Fulton Productions
5 p.m. – Executives Plunge (live on FOX 9!)
6:15 p.m. – Last call
6:30 p.m. – Fireworks

Following the Plunge, executives from across the state will Plunge alongside FOX 9 Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard live on FOX 9 News in our Executive Challenge. Stay and watch execs (maybe your company’s own will be Plunging?!) followed by fireworks at 6:30 p.m.

Special Thanks

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